San Francisco Giants general manager Pete Putilla visited Gocheok after showing interest in Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes).
Kiwoom Heroes played against the LG Twins of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 7th.
The game had a guest. President Putilla of San Francisco visited the stadium. Putilla watched the Kiwoom team train.
The reason for Putilla’s visit to Korea is Lee Jung-hoo. Lee Jung-hoo is applying for a post after the end of this season to try to make it to the major leagues. San Francisco President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi expressed his interest in Lee in a recent podcast on NBC Sports.
“We are continuing to scout,” Farhan said of Lee and Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes).
Major League Trade Rumors (MLBTR) quoted Zaidi’s comments to evaluate Lee. ”He’s not a player who’s as sought after as Yamamoto. He could be signed for a lower price.”
Lee is currently out of action. In July, he underwent surgery for a damaged left ankle ligament. He was expected to be out for the season. However, he recovered quickly and was called up to the first team on July 3 against the Jamsil Doosan Bears.토토사이트
Lee has been training with the first team to prepare his body for his return. However, it is unlikely that he will be rushed back. Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said, “I can’t guarantee (Lee Jung-hoo’s participation). He’s still building his body. The reason I registered him on the first team roster was to accompany him in the dugout,” he said.
“The rehab is going very fast. However, if he gets injured in a game, it would be a big deal, so we are being cautious.” “We are training together, but we are going step by step,” he added.
San Francisco isn’t the only team interested in Lee. The New York Yankees are also reportedly interested in signing Lee. The Yankees are also interested in Yamamoto. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has traveled to Japan to watch Yamamoto play.